Skidmore College to observe Jewish high holy days

Skidmore College to observe Jewish high holy days jewishholiday

The holiest days on the Jewish religious calendar are approaching. Known in Hebrew as hayamin hanoraim—the Days of Awe—or in English as the high holy days, these holidays include the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

Religious services for both holidays will be held on the Skidmore College campus in the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, sponsored by college’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life in conjunction with Temple Sinai, the Reform synagogue of Saratoga Springs. Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, and 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25; Yom Kippur services will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and continue throughout the day on Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding with a break-fast after dark, at approximately 7:30 p.m. These services will be led by Rabbis Linda Motzkin, Skidmore’s Jewish chaplain, and Jonathan Rubenstein, who together are the co-rabbis of Temple Sinai. There will also be a service for the second day of Rosh Hashanah at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

All the high holy day services are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Rabbi Motzkin, lmotzkin@skidmore.edu; 580-5683.

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